Mechanical nightmare; if it's not one thing it's another. A 4-year old car should not be in the shop every 2 months!!
Performance and mechanical headaches galore. I'd rather have a Subaru.
You get what you pay for... by Jonnie C from Toronto Ontario
Value for money
Basically reliable drivetrain - Sentra won't burn a hole in your pocket
Parts cost reasonable compared to other imports.
Too boring (bar SER) for thieves.
Boring (bar SER) bland, economy ha ha me back aches car.
I've had my 2003 Sentra GXE for 3 years and 4 months now. It's never
died or left me stranded anywhere. So basic reliability is good. There have
been a few minor problems, a transmission (auto) squeak on the 3rd upshift
which was rectified by the dealer. The alternator belt has been noisy from
go (chirping sound) and I'm hoping my dealer will agree to a new belt. There
is an annoying resonance type rattle the seems to originate from the
instrument cowl. All in all fairly minor things. Sentra is an economy car,
built in Mexico to help keep sticker price low while offering good feature
per feature value compared to the competition. Comfort is reasonable - for
about an hour until my back starts to ache. Gas mileage has remained good
03 Sentra GXE review by Chuck from Burnaby BC, Canada
Good set of features for the money
- fuel economy worsens as the car is driven,
used to get 35MPG, I'm lucky to get 27MPG now.
(with regular service and less then 45000
- fit and finish not up to par to the
(Mazda, Toyota, Honda)
- Made in Mexico in a city that I can't pronounce
My car does look a little better then the stock sentra as it's the GXE with the luxury package, so it has the mag wheels.
I'm disappointed with the number of issues I've had with the car, it had three warranty fixes in the first two years, one
issue took about 5 trips to the dealer for them to fix it (replaced fuel pump). Fit and finish could be better as the interior
is full of cheap plastic.
No Title by Manni from Toronto ,Ontario
Handling, peak torque at 2400 rpm
ride comfort, fuel consumption
A well put together, solid enough car. Rear end styling not up to par with other Nissan models. The engine is thirstier then the
competition. The interior could use a better grade of plastics. Handling is exceptionally well but comfort is sacrificed.